Did you know you may be cleansing all wrong? If you’re like most people, you wash your face twice a day. However, most of us tend to focus more on applying moisturisers than on washing our faces. A quick rinse and we’re on to the next step in our skincare routine. Cleansing is the most important step in your daily routine. This is why we love double cleansing. Just as its name suggests, you’ll wash your face twice, typically at night. In the process, you’ll remove all of the impurities and pollution that have collected on the skin during the day. And, as we’ve mentioned in previous posts, the clearer your pores, the more effective your serums, moisturisers and other treatments are. In short, your healthy glow begins with a thorough (double) cleanse.
What are the benefits of double cleansing?
Double cleansing is ideal for all skin types. For those with acne-prone skin, it removes all of the impurities that cause breakouts. If you’re noticing the signs of premature aging, it clears away the environmental pollutants shown to accelerate the appearance lines and dullness. If you do have dry skin, only double cleanse on heavy makeup days and choose a gentler cleanser, like Benefit Clean.
The process reveals a fresh palette on which to apply your favourite skincare products. When you double cleanse in the evening, you’ll remove all the build-up of the day and instantly brighten your complexion. With a clean face, your night-time serums, creams and treatments will absorb deeper into the skin. As a result, you’ll notice a fresher, clearer, brighter complexion!
How to double cleanse
The first step of double cleansing starts with a cleansing oil or micellar water to remove make-up, dirt, oil, and pollution that linger on the surface of our skin. Use a cotton pad to remove everything. If you tend to wear a fair amount of make-up, you may use several pads. You want to ensure you have a totally clean face for the next step.
We love CosMedix Purity Solution Deep Cleansing Oil. Purity Solution gently removes make-up, sunscreen, excess oil and other impurities without drying your skin. It’s formulated to clear away dirt and oil without leaving a film. And, it’s full of antioxidants to nourish your skin.
Next, follow up with a water-based cleanser to remove the deep down bacteria and dirt, and slough away dead skin cells. While the initial cleanse removes everything sitting on the surface, the second cleanser clears your pores of anything that may lead to dull skin and breakouts. Use CosMedix Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser to clear pores without irritating the skin. Formulated for all skin types and conditions, Benefit Clean deep cleans while also soothing and hydrating sensitive skin.
Massage the cleanser in to help it get deep into your pores. This may take a minute or more. Finally, rinse with lukewarm water, which is gentler on the skin than warmer temperatures.
Optimize the benefits
For best results, double cleanse in the evening. It’s not necessary to double cleanse in the morning; a single wash is enough to prepare your skin for your daytime products. Double cleansing twice a day may lead to dryness and irritation and cause you to remove your skin’s natural oils. By double cleansing in the evening, you can clear away the day’s build up and go to sleep with clean, refreshed skin.
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